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      04-21-2012, 06:22 PM   #1
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Performance Power Kit 2 Question

I realize dealer has to do programming, but has anyone installed the hardware (additional radiator, fan, etc) on their own? If so I'd appreciate knowing how the job was (fit, problems, etc.,), how long it took and any install tips. Thanks
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      04-22-2012, 03:39 PM   #2
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There is a guy with a post on the performance mod section that talks about PPK just did that, he offered the PDF instructions via PM. best of luck!
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      04-22-2012, 04:39 PM   #3
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There is a guy with a post on the performance mod section that talks about PPK just did that, he offered the PDF instructions via PM. best of luck!
Yea, Pig Farmer is his user name.
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      04-22-2012, 05:26 PM   #4
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Thanks for the tip!
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      04-22-2012, 08:17 PM   #5
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Sent you an email with the instructions.

Dack,
Thanks for all your help. Happy I can finally return the favor.

Regards,
Pig Farmer

BTW -- I'm logged on with an iPad and can't figure out how to cut and paste the pdf file containing the instructions from an email to a post. Anyone know how this can be accomplished? This may be good information to have on the site.
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      04-23-2012, 03:54 AM   #6
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I've just purchased the kit (less the tune) and will be fitting it myself, so would be interested on hearing about install tips as well. Unfortunately the kit does not come complete & you still need to order parts specific to your model. Additional parts I believe I need to order for my RHD '08 135i coupe include;
51742157684 Air duct (1)
11122163613 Auxiliary cable for Power Kit RHD (1)
67618370818 Rubber Mounting M6X10 (2)
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...BTW -- I'm logged on with an iPad and can't figure out how to cut and paste the pdf file containing the instructions from an email to a post. Anyone know how this can be accomplished? This may be good information to have on the site.

You have to click on: "Go Advanced" (the button to the right of the "Quick Reply" at the bottom of the thread... Then you will see the menu tabs above where you write your text. CLICK on the "paper clip" tab, a new dialog box will open and you can upload any files (pics, pdf's, ect) to that post. After you attach the files, then click UPLOAD. IF you want you can place the "files" by clicking on the paper clip icon again within that post.

Hope that helps.
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Against my better judgment, I ordered PPK 2, should be here Friday. My plan is to install hardware myself. Seller was nice enough to send me the instructions before I decided to purchase. Instructions make hardware install look pretty straight forward and like a fun project. However, it seems it might be somewhat challenging to do the job really well as, at least for me, it's hard tearing up a perfectly good new car. At this point, scariest part seems to be the 1 wire you have to "cut" in the ebox (it took me awhile to figure that out as instructions say "separate") and properly refilling radiator after you install the replacement hoses. If anyone's interested, I'll (after I get Seller's permission) send the instructions and I'll also try to make a short write up on the project.
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Against my better judgment, I ordered PPK 2, should be here Friday. My plan is to install hardware myself. Seller was nice enough to send me the instructions before I decided to purchase. Instructions make hardware install look pretty straight forward and like a fun project. However, it seems it might be somewhat challenging to do the job really well as, at least for me, it's hard tearing up a perfectly good new car. At this point, scariest part seems to be the 1 wire you have to "cut" in the ebox (it took me awhile to figure that out as instructions say "separate") and properly refilling radiator after you install the replacement hoses. If anyone's interested, I'll (after I get Seller's permission) send the instructions and I'll also try to make a short write up on the project.
Excellent. I'll be keen to read your write up before my extra parts arrive & I tackle this myself!
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What is actually included in the hardware?

Water cooler, air duct, auxillary cable....

Did I missed anything out?

Thanks.
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What is actually included in the hardware?

Water cooler, air duct, auxillary cable....

Did I missed anything out?

Thanks.
It comes with the auxiliary radiator and related hoses and mounting bracket, an 850w fan to replace the 600w stock fan, a new fan relay and wiring harness, brackets to relocate the horns, new spark plugs, and the code for the software flash (which the dealer will need when recoding you ECU). The air ducts are sold separately since the PPK2 fits on multiple cars with different bumper styles. RHD vehicles require an additional wire harness.
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It comes with the auxiliary radiator and related hoses and mounting bracket, an 850w fan to replace the 600w stock fan, a new fan relay and wiring harness, brackets to relocate the horns, new spark plugs, and the code for the software flash (which the dealer will need when recoding you ECU). The air ducts are sold separately since the PPK2 fits on multiple cars with different bumper styles. RHD vehicles require an additional wire harness.
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33914,
Sent you an email with the instructions.

Dack,
Thanks for all your help. Happy I can finally return the favor.

Regards,
Pig Farmer

BTW -- I'm logged on with an iPad and can't figure out how to cut and paste the pdf file containing the instructions from an email to a post. Anyone know how this can be accomplished? This may be good information to have on the site.

Pig Farmer: I have been searching for your original thread but i can not found it. Can you please send me the instructions???? I have just buy the PPK2 in the US and planning to take all the way to Perú and do the instalation.
thanks.
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Pig Farmer: I have been searching for your original thread but i can not found it. Can you please send me the instructions???? I have just buy the PPK2 in the US and planning to take all the way to Perú and do the instalation.
thanks.
PMed.
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whats the point of ppk2 gains?
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      01-19-2013, 08:50 AM   #16
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whats the point of ppk2 gains?
It's for track, not drag racing.
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      01-30-2013, 05:29 PM   #17
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Here are the install docs for both stage 1 and stage 2.
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      01-30-2013, 05:34 PM   #18
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Just got mine PPK2 installed.

Definitely feels stronger than stock, more mid range and top-end power.
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Just got mine PPK2 installed.

Definitely feels stronger than stock, more mid range and top-end power.
Did you have any throttle lag issues prior to the install.
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      01-31-2013, 07:27 PM   #20
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Did you have any throttle lag issues prior to the install.
Compared to stock, the lag is greatly reduced. Very responsive as soon as I step on the accelerator.

I have tested it on hot weather conditions with the PPK2, very minimal lag.

No heat soak issues or knock from the car. that is my personal opinion on my car, could be different on each individual.
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